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Registration now open for Dr. Phillips Center Summer Camp

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts have announced that their highly popular summer camps are on sale now.


Week-long camps in June and July at the arts center’s AdventHealth School of the Arts are available for students of varying ages and skill levels in a range of performing arts featuring musical theater and comedy.


Students can spend time discovering new passions or sharpening skills over summer break, allowing them to grow as artists, and make some pretty great memories, too.


The arts center is also accepting auditions for its two annual summer productions, Bring It On: The Musical, and A Chorus Line, which will culminate in final performances open to the public at Steinmetz Hall and Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater respectively.


Bring It On: The Musical auditions are open to students ages 13-19, while A Chorus Line auditions are open to aspiring and professional actors ages 19-25.


You can learn more about the musical theater and comedy classes offered to campers and the audition process for the two summer productions below.


Dr. Phillips Center Summer Camp

Musical Theater: Take It From The Top

Ages: 10 - 18

June 12–16, 2023

Returning to the Dr. Phillips Center is the Take It From The Top Program.


This Broadway week is a unique opportunity to spend the week learning from a talented team of experienced Broadway professionals and a professional casting director.


This professional Broadway workshop is designed by Broadway veterans Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Mille, La Cage Aux Folles, Miss Saigon) and Tony Award Nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Wicked, Hairspray, and Ruthless).


Participants will explore the “triple threat” of music, dance, and theater with a final performance for an invited audience of family and friends in Steinmetz Hall.


Explore the process of casting, auditions, and rehearsals with mentorship from Broadway performers, directors, choreographers, and a casting industry professional.



Pre-Professional Production: Bring It On: The Musical

Ages: 13–19

June 19–July 1, 2023

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On: The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness.


Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Hamilton), music by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer, Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist, Amanda Green (High Fidelity), and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.


Join the cast this summer, and get to perform in Steinmetz Hall.


Each rehearsal will consist of blocking, character development work, vocal rehearsals, choreography, as well as tech rehearsals combining lighting and sound elements to create a full professional production.


There will be two performances open to the public after the program concludes.



Comedy: Improv Intensive with SAK Comedy Lab

Ages: 8–10

July 5–7, 2023

Our annual Improv Intensive will provide an opportunity to delve into comedy, stand up, monologue, and improv while working through various acting and improvisational methods with expert Improvisors.


Learn how to share your creativity with a scene partner and how to incorporate the energy of the audience.


This three day intensive will help you grow in skill, craft, and artistry as an actor. Friends and family will be able to see your performance in a final showcase on a professional stage.


Musical Theater: Best of Broadway

Ages: 6–10

July 10–14, 2023

Calling all singers, dancers, and actors! Learn how to sing, act, and dance to the best songs from your favorite Broadway classics and new works!


Broadway themed Musical Theater week will help you develop this story by expanding your vocal technique, character development, dance, and stage presence.


Friends and family will be able to see your performance in the final showcase on a professional stage.


Musical Theater: The Magic of Disney

Ages: 6–10

July 17–21, 2023

Be our guest and join the adventure of a lifetime and bring the magic of musical theater to life during our Disney themed musical theater week.


Through theatrical performance combining songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance, we will tell a thrilling story while moving through our favorite Disney Movies!


Friends and family will be able to see your performance in the final showcase on a professional stage.


Musical Theater: Universal DreamWorks Adventure

Ages: 6–10

July 24–28, 2023

Dream big during this musical theater week! This week will explore the various lessons of individuality, friendship, kindness, and confidence from popular Universal DreamWorks films such as Trolls, Madagascar, and Shrek through script reading, singing, and dancing.


Friends and family will be able to see your performance in the final showcase on a professional stage.


Summer Stock Production: A Chorus Line

Ages: 19–25

June 4–August 6

Calling performers ages 19–25 that have completed at least 1 year of college! Aspiring actors encouraged to audition.


A Chorus Line is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of professional Broadway performers, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance and compellingly authentic drama, A Chorus Line was instantly recognized as a classic.


There will be five performances open to the public in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater.


For more information and to sign up, visit the Dr. Phillips Center website.


Dr. Phillips Center Summer Camp


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